Job Posting 77938

Substitute Teacher
UP Community Services
Edmonton area
closed 2 days ago (Wed, 1 Dec)
on-call / relief / casual

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.




*As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and to obtain additional immunizations per Alberta Health Services to maintain fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19.


Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of the healing process and we incorporate the culture and traditions of the individuals we support wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our children, youth and families through a culturally sensitive approach.

Program overview: The UP School Jurisdiction, a small, private school authority, is funded by Alberta Education and adheres to the Alberta Education K – 12 Program of Studies. Our students have special education and programming needs, many with emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric disabilities. All students have Individual Program Plans. We offer our students a 3-to-1 student-to-staff ratio.  Classrooms are limited to 6-10 students.

Position overview: Under the direction and supervision of certified teachers and school principal, the Substitute Teacher will contribute to, and adhere to, the treatment philosophy and programs for all children in the care of the Organization. This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure. This position will be with MpowR providing casual support services to UP School Jurisdiction.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;
  • Passion for working with students;
  • Demonstrated training and extensive behaviour management experience working with children with special needs;
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;
  • Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural issues;
  • Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to assist students with mental health issues to move forward in a safe and positive way;
  • Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required.

Qualifications/Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree in Education is required (upper Elementary Education would be considered an asset). Experience with Special Education is a strong desire.

Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits).

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees.

Closing date: Open for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works diligently to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at or fill out an Application here.  


UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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